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cover art Robert Calvert
Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters
Eclectic Discs ECLCD1056 || 2007-03-03 (1974) || £10.64 USD  EUR  JPY  + p+p +tax

Re-mastered from the original tapes, plus 3 bonus tracks and a good CD booklet.

No Gong connection, a pure Hawk-fest this one. It came out on the same day and on the same label as the Nik Turner's Sphynx 'Xitintoday' CD and the Lucky Leif CD, and of course is madly glorious, so….

Tracks: [57'28]
  1. Franz JosephStrauss, Defence Minister, Reviews The Luftwaffe In 1958. Finding It Somewhat Lacking… [1'40]
  2. The Aerospaceage Inferno [4'36]
  3. Aircraft Salesman (A Door In The Foot) [1'41]
  4. The Widow Maker [2'42]
  5. Two Test Pilots Discuss The Starfighter's Performance [0'41]
  6. The Right Stuff [4'23]
  7. Board Meeting (seen through a contract lense) [0'53]
  8. The Song Of The Gremlin (part 1) [3'22]
  9. Ground Crew (Last Minute Reassembly Before Take Off) [3'17]
  10. Hero With A Wing [3'20]
  11. Ground Control To Pilot [0'52]
  12. Ejection [3'35]
  13. Interview [3'56]
  14. I Resign [0'27]
  15. The Song Of The Gremlin, part 2) [3'11]
  16. Bier Garten [0'39]
  17. Catch A Falling Starfighter [2'54]
Bonus tracks:
  1. The Right Stuff (extended version) [8'07]
  2. Ejection (single version) [3'47]
  3. Catch A Falling Starfighter (single version) [3'00]
Personnel:
  • Robert Calvert: {Voice, percussion}
  • Paul Rudolf: {Lead, rhythm and bass guitars}
  • Lemmy: {Bass and rhythm guitars}
  • Simon King: {Drums}
  • Eno: {Synthesiser and electronic effects}
  • Del Detmar: {Synthesiser}
  • Nik Turner: {Saxaphones}
  • Dave Brock: {Lead guitar: Widow Maker}
  • Twink: {Funeral Drum: Catch a Falling Starfighter}
  • Arthur Brown: {Voice: The Song Of The Gremlin}
  • Adrian Wagner: {Keyboards and Series III: The Song Of The Gremlin}
  • The Ladbroke Grove Hermaphrodite Voice Ensemble: {Backing vocals}
  • Viv Stanshall, Jim Capaldi, Tom Mittledorf, Richard Ealing and Bob Calvert: {Actors}